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Old 12-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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ZL1 Belly Pan Install on a 2012 SS

So I am about to go pick up an entire ZL1 Front end with all the fixings, such as the Wheel Liners, Brake ducts, and Belly Pan (P/N: 22765382). After doing some research on the belly Pan I was informed that most people use self taping screws to mount the pan to the bottom of the engine cradle. I also learned that the 2012 model already has the holes that the Zl1 uses to mount the pan. So I figure I would ask the dealership to install the nutserts used on the ZL1 and voila I would have a perfect install.

Has Anyone done this? does it work?

The reason why I really don't want to use self taping screws are rust and the fear that I have to remove the pan for every oil change and eventually these screw will not hold anymore.

Any Info/experiences would be much appreciated.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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Really, no one can chime in on this topic?
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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I didn't use the belly pan when I installed my ZL1 front but everything else bolts right up.

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Old 12-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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i have the ZL1 front and wheel liner. was going to do the pan but im holding off on it.. from my understand you will have to make new holes on the older models but im not 100% about the 2012. i thought about it but with the belly pan up on the SS unless you have a heat extractor hood i think you will just be trapping air. (so i was told). i have a cowl hood so air is actually getting sucked in.. thats why i didnt want to get the belly pan.. but like i said i might be wrong.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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You could always just tap the holes yourself and use antisieze if you are worried about not being able to get the screws out.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Well, I already have the ACS hood insert. So trapping the Air is not an issue. As to taping the holes, I am not worried about getting the screws out again, but rather that it will start to rust and the holes will eventually wear out as the pan has to be removed every time I change the oil

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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You can do it yourself if you have a nut insert tool. It's fairly easy to do. I would use ¼-20 inserts with button heads.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
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I have the belly ban I used self taping screws on my 2010 the only PITA is the amount used to keep it in place that I need to remove for oil changes other than that it keeps my engine compartment nice and clean and no risk of debris coming up off the ground and causing damage on the underside.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
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Can anyone post some pics of the Nutsert holes in the frame?
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:04 AM   #10
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I had the dealership put my car on the lift for a sec today. Turns out that the 2012 Models already have the wholes and only need the Nutserts installed in order to mount the belly pan
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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Belly Pan Installed

finally got around to installing the belly pan, during 0 degree weather On a positive note, the belly pan actually fits pretty damn well over the added bracing of the convertibles and since all camaro's 2012 and newer have the required mounting holes I was even able to use the OEM nutserts and bolts.
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Thinking about doing this for my 2013 2SS. Can you tell me where you got the OEM nutserts and bolts? That would be very helpful. Also if you have parts number or a link that would be very helpful as well.

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Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #13
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Thinking about doing this for my 2013 2SS. Can you tell me where you got the OEM nutserts and bolts? That would be very helpful. Also if you have parts number or a link that would be very helpful as well.

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scoticus.rex, I ended up getting all the nutserts from the dealership. While I would not suggest buying the bolts from the dealership (expensive as hell), I am not sure if you can find the nutserts anywhere else.

In the below image, the #4s are the bolts you need and the #2s are the nutserts. I just took a print out of this to the dealership
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Thanks. I found the part numbers for these and they are available online although I cannot tell if they are selling them in a pack or individually. Can you tell me how many you ended up needed to attach the belly pan?

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scoticus.rex, I ended up getting all the nutserts from the dealership. While I would not suggest buying the bolts from the dealership (expensive as hell), I am not sure if you can find the nutserts anywhere else.

In the below image, the #4s are the bolts you need and the #2s are the nutserts. I just took a print out of this to the dealership
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:01 PM   #15
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No, unfortunately I didn't keep the receipts for the nutserts and bolts. If you can lift the car up and match up the belly pan you can count how many you need. Simply remember that all the front bolts do not need nutserts as they are attached directly to the front lower bumper.
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:08 PM   #16
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Thanks. I found the part numbers for these and they are available online although I cannot tell if they are selling them in a pack or individually. Can you tell me how many you ended up needed to attach the belly pan?
Not sure if you have completed your project but you will need 14 bolts and 11 nuts. They are sold individually and are retardedly expensive.
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